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Awrangzīb
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, abuʾl-muẓaffar muḥammad muḥyi ʾl-dīn awrangzīb ʿālamgīr bāds̲h̲āh-i ghāzī (1027-1118/1618-1707), the third son of S̲h̲āhd̲j̲ahān and Mumtāz Maḥall (daughter of Āṣaf Ḵh̲ān) was born at Dhod in Mālwa on 15 Ḏh̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 1027/3 Nov. 1618.

I. Early Years (1027-68/1618-58). He certainly received a very good education according to the standards of the day, for throughout his life he could hold his own in disputations with the ʿulamāʾ as well as men of letters, and his Persian compositions have been regarded with respect.

In 1044/1635 Awrangzīb was made a commander of ten thousan…

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Irvine, W. and Habib, Mohammad, “Awrangzīb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0075>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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